Library Recommendation Form - Subscription

Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS)
The Largest On-line Encyclopedia - An Integrated Virtual Library

Dear Librarian/ Library Acquisition Committee,

Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems - with contributions from several thousand scholars, from over 100 countries and edited by over 395 subject experts and over 8000 authors. The Encyclopedia is integrative and transdisciplinary in nature and will be of interest to the education community. EOLSS represents the theme of humanity, embedded in nature and constrained to find ways of maintaining a relationship with nature based upon understanding and respect. EOLSS presently about 534 volumes ( are ready and gradually this number will increase to ultimately capture the entire EOLSS-online body of knowledge in about 600 volumes.


  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Biological, Physiological and Health Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Tropical Biology and Conservation Management
  • Land Use, Land Cover and Soil Sciences
  • Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology resources
  • Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
  • Chemical Sciences Engineering and Technology Resources
  • Water Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources
  • Energy Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources
  • Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources
  • Food and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources
  • Human Resources Policy, Development and Management
  • Natural Resources Policy and Management
  • Development and Economic Sciences
  • Institutional and Infrastructural Resources
  • Technology, Information and System Management Resources
  • Area studies (Africa, Brazil, Canada and USA, China, Europe, Japan, Russia)
  • Desalination and Water Resources (DESWARE)
I strongly recommend that our Library subscribe to the  Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems for the following reasons (tick as appropriate):
 I will be referring my students / colleagues to this Digital Library regularly to assist with their studies and research.
 EOLSS will enhance the Library's reference base with the knowledge for our times and will be valuable addition to the organization's scientific resources.
 EOLSS online is made available free of charge through UNESCO to Universities in the UN list of least developed countries and to disadvantaged individuals worldwide.
 Subscription using the Preference code 'PA17452', qualifies the library to get free trial (institutional) access for five months. This offer is absolutely free of charge and there are NO hidden costs.
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